More American Idol Judges Rumors: Adam Lambert, Mariah Carey

US Weekly is throwing Mariah Carey into the mix as a possible American Idol judge. Hell. Why not throw her name in the ring?  She’s another usual suspect that crops up when it’s time to cast a talent show panel.

They are also reporting that Idol did talk to Adam Lambert, but nothing has been decided yet. US repeats the rumor that Jlo will NOT be returning. But I have a feeling it’s a matter of the price being right.

“It’s true they’ve talked to Adam but nothing is decided yet. Fergie is another big contender,” says the source. “Adam would be an awesome addition to the show — he could really relate to the contestants and he’s such a good guy. It will be a little while before there’s any decision. They are considering a lot of people for the panel.”

Mom of twins Carey, 42, has long expressed interest in taking a seat on the panel, and was said to have been considered back in 2010 before Lopez, 42, agreed to appear on season 10. “[Mariah] wants it,” E! News reported at the time. “She’s seen what America’s Got Talent has done for [husband Nick Cannon] and she thinks it will be a good career move.”

Though no bold-faced names have signed on the Idol dotted line just yet, one thing is for certain: Lopez will not return to the series, as hard as FOX may court her. “There is just too much going on for her right now,” says an insider of Lopez, whose tour dates conflict with Idol’s shooting schedule. “She regrets she can’t stay on the show. It’s been an incredible experience and she is forever grateful that she did it.”

Other names that have been bandied about: Katy Perry (She’s already responded to reports. She won’t do it), Miley Cyrus,  Nicki Minaj, Fergie, and Will.I.Am.  “They are considering a lot of people for the panel,” says the source. In other words, “We’ll be throwing out random names on a daily basis to generate buzz.”

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